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ERIC Number: EJ941923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Creating Taxonomies to Improve School-Home Connections with Families of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Linse, Caroline Teresa
Education and Urban Society, v43 n6 p651-670 Nov 2011
Families of culturally and linguistically diverse pupils often do not participate fully in their children's school-based education. The purpose of this article is to introduce taxonomies as a means to examine and improve school practices and levels of responsiveness to families whose home language is not English, so that families feel more comfortable connecting with their child's school community. Taxonomies can provide a vital framework, and tool that schools can use to evaluate and improve the school-home contacts that take place. The taxonomies introduced in this article are based on a compilation of a variety of theoretical premises concerning parent involvement and the education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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